Personal setups » dylan’s Surly Troll

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This is not a bikepacking bike.  This is a “fully-loaded and long distances touring on mostly quiet rough roads” bike.  About 49 weeks and about 15,000 miles / 25,000 km, in a loop of the Continental USA and some of Canada and Alaska.

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Coffee on the Wyoming border.

 

Including but not limited to:

– real sleeping bag (night low 20F,  day high 108F) and a pad
– double wall tent with a pole and stakes
– 1 litre pot, stove, fuel, coffee cup
– a couple days’ of food
– puff jacket
– full gore tex, almost waterproof socks and mittens, fleece gloves, wool hat
– 2 tallboys (Rainier)
– 2 pairs long underwear tops and bottoms
– space for about a gallon of water
– 4 bizarre thoughts
– tools: all the usual, plus Rohloff stuff and two spare tubes
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16″ Surly Troll, steel, mechanical disc brakes, fenders, everything is heavy and awesome. All bags by Revelate Designs but one is from the Epic era.  Maybe a 30 pound bike with 20 pounds of gear?  Rear rack for strapping a spare tire to, or to carry a big tarp on, or to hold a $5 hot-and-ready from Little Caesar’s — but I’d rather pony up the extra dollar and get a second topping and wait 10 minutes at Domino’s.  Better, and more, sauce.
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Texas

Pitch your tent, pitch your tarp, build a fire.  Stop being so serious.

Comments (8)

daveOctober 11th, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Awesome.

JRAOctober 24th, 2013 at 10:01 pm

15,000 miles?…..that’s impressive!
How did the Rohloff hold up?

EricOctober 25th, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Dylan is on the road again – crossing Australia. West-East. The only Rohloff issue was replacing his rear cog at one point

wayneOctober 29th, 2013 at 8:15 pm

does dylan have a tracker /

EricNovember 11th, 2013 at 7:24 pm

no, but at the moment I think he’s between Norseman and Ceduna somewhere.

Jon MuellnerDecember 2nd, 2013 at 11:41 pm

Would be good to hear more of his adventures…brilliant.

dylanDecember 3rd, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Snapped 2 of the 16 teeth off the Rohloff cog while in Yellowstone but could still soft pedal to this brilliant bike shop in Victor, ID, called Fitzgerald’s where I had a new cog put on. I’d expect a cog to last over 15,000 if you flipped it sooner, like I didn’t ever do. Also dust from an earlier trip to Hudson Bay wore it down a bit I think.

I don’t have a tracker. I’m not sure I even know what that is — you mean like a Spot?

DeathgripDecember 25th, 2013 at 6:52 pm

Super impressive setup! What kind o’ handlebar is that?

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